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Study Abroad in Korea: Intensive Language Learning

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2020-2021

Admission requirements

This course is only available for Korean studies students who obtained the propaedeutic diploma and successfully completed all courses of the first semester of BA2.

Disclaimer

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, students may face unpredictable circumstances, such as travel restrictions, challenges returning home, and challenges accessing health care while abroad. Therefore, the International Intervention Team (IIT) of Leiden University will evaluate the risks in Korea by checking international travel restrictions, travel bans and health advice from the Dutch government.

If you cannot study abroad due to the COVID-19 outbreak after all, the program will look into the possibilities of following courses virtually at Sogang University or to enroll in shadow program at Leiden University and complete your second semester 2020/2021 in Leiden.

Description

Students attend an intensive Korean language program at Sogang University in Seoul where they complete levels three and four (or higher). During five days a week, students have speaking, listening, reading and writing classes. Through this study abroad program, students make substantial and fast progress in linguistic competence (overall proficiency, grammar, lexis, oral-aural skills and fluency), in sociolinguistic competence (sensitivity to social conventions), and in pragmatic competence (functional use of linguistic resources).

Course objectives

The course objectives are as follows:

  • [Level 3] To be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.;

  • [Level 3] To be able to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly given reasons and explanations for opinions and plans;

  • [Level 4] To be able to understand, with ease and confidence, simple sentence-length speech in basic personal and social contexts and the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics;

  • [Level 4] To be able to handle successfully uncomplicated tasks and social situations requiring an exchange of basic information related to work, school, recreation, particular interests, and areas of competence.

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Seminar.

Assessment method

Grade conversion

In order to pass this course, students should obtain level 4 or higher proficiency certificate from Sogang University or its equivalent. (The final grade will be processed only when successfully completing level 4 or higher.)
The final grade is the average of level 3 (or higher) and level 4 (or higher) course marks.

Resit

A level 4 resit (grammar and vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing) is possible at Leiden. Students may take a resit for those parts that were insufficient. (The sufficient parts cannot be re-taken.)

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

The course books are as follows:

  • Song-Hee Kim et.al. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 3A. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2008. (ISBN: 9788992491396);

  • Song-Hee Kim et.al. Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 3A. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2008. (ISBN: 9788992491433);

  • Song-Hee Kim et.al. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 3B. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2008. (ISBN: 9788992491464);

  • Song-Hee Kim et.al. Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 3B. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2008. (ISBN: 9788992491501);

  • Song-Hee Kim et.al. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 4A. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2015. (ISBN: 9788992491846);

  • Song-Hee Kim et.al. Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 4A. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2015. (ISBN: 9788992491914);

  • Song-Hee Kim et.al. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 4B. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2015. (ISBN: 9788992491884);

  • Song-Hee Kim et.al. Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 4B. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2015. (ISBN: 9788992491921).

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory. General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Contact

Contact information: Dr. J.H. (Jin Hee) Park

Remarks

For those whom passed level 5 at the host University, the level of this course will be adjusted to 300.
For those whom passed level 6 at the host University, the level of this course will be adjusted to 400.

Total course load (25 EC x 28 hours = 700 hours):
Classes: 400 hours
Written examinations: 16 hours
Oral examinations: 2 hours
Studying: 282 hours